Thursday, March 15, 2012

How to Make Beautiful Baby Gift Baskets

Babies are always a blessing to everyone with their beautiful and loving spirits. When you have a family member or friends who just have a beautiful angel and you don't know what to give, giving baby gift baskets would be a good idea.

These baskets are always appreciated whether the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. You have to option to purchase premade baskets or make one on you own. Most of such baskets in the market are too expensive that it can cost you over one hundred dollars. Thus, you can create handmade baskets for the baby to avoid spending much money and adding a personal touch and care to your gift.

You should first determine the size of the basket prior to starting creating one. If you are not in the position to fill a big basket, then you can choose a small basket. You need to buy the predetermined basket, tissue paper or raffia for filling, baby blankets, shredded grass or straw, which you can easily find in stores.

The next thing you need to consider is the gender of the baby, whether it is a girl or boy. You also need to check if the baby has already taken birth so that you can decide on the things that the baby needs. Moreover, you need to know whether the baby is the eldest child or not. If the baby is not the first one in their home, then the mother will most likely have the needed things already at home.

It is advisable to use a container for other gift items that can be utilized by the baby. You can use a baby tub instead of using an actual basket. If the baby is the first-born child at home, then you can include most of the basic things that a baby needs such as rattles, baby shampoos, baby toys, wiping diapers, lotions, bibs, burp clothes and various baby clothes.

In case the baby is not the eldest, you can make a small basket that includes items for other children so that they will not feel neglected. You can fill the gift baskets with items like toys, coloring puzzles and snacks. Moreover, you can give a labor basket to the expectant mother including the necessary things needed at the hospital, slippers, candy, magazines, bubble bath, hair clip, calling cards, relaxation CDs or gift certificates.

Monday, March 5, 2012


This guest post from Edgardo Rosa

This morning at work, I had a couple free minutes to myself after I finished my morning meeting. I didn’t have anything pressing to do for the office and I had another meeting that was starting in an hour. I decided that I was going to take a few minutes to plan out what I needed from the grocery store. I hate to go to the grocery store, I think that it is probably because I always forget something that have to go back to the store every single day ( or at least it feels like it!). I used out wireless internet coverage to log onto a website that one of my friends pinned from Pinterest. It is a menu planning website. It creates shopping list from recipes that you pin from other sites. It helps you to keep track of what you have at home by making inventories and what you need to get at the store. I picked my recipes and the site printed me out an entire list of what I needed to get at the store! It was amazing! I am tired of wasting money and going to the store everyday!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

And the winner is...

We would like to thank all of you who have participated in the Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! giveaway. It's our first time hosting a giveaway and we are really psyched about it! We wrote out all the names on pieces of paper, placed them all in a hat and Kevin randomly picked out one. The winner of the Toast to the Red Carpet – LIVE, presented by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! giveaway is...
Jessica T!!!

Congratulations Jessica!! Please email us your mailing address so that we can send you your prize! To the rest of the participants, I'm sorry that you didn't win this time around but stay tuned for more giveaways that will be coming to this blog soon!